Archive for November 2010

Bring Me Cake

November 19, 2010

You know what I hate? Living with a randomly knacked wireless router and snapping the clip on my cable. grr, everything I try to do takes sixteeen attempts cos the frackin thing has slid out by half a flipping millimetre or something. grr, arrgh. Gah. AAaaand there it goes again…. Somebody somewhere must have a giant wodge of money to give me? Surely this is a substandard way to live?

I went to the Glorious Old Ray’s turbo session last night. 18 of us in a tiny community centre with scraps of carpets and old turbo trainers. I make no secret of being a turbo hater usually but it’s a hell of a lot more fun like that. No thinking needed. I really enjoyed it last night, especially since the giant tubigauze appears to have solved the jiggly pain problem. Right now it’s about the only bike riding I’m doing but I’m sure that’ll pass, I’m not ready to stop yet.

Oh the cake, bring it, let me sniff it because I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to eat it for and have a bit yourself ok?


The Explosion

November 16, 2010

Oooh, more spam. Seriously how can anyone do anything but laugh at such cunningly worded spam as “Completely I share your opinion. In it something is also I think, what is it good idea” cheers, and binned.

Alright, now for the seriousness of what I wanted to write about.

That would be my weight tracking for the last 30 days ( it used to give you any time frame you chose but I stopped paying for it). Yup, you can see the BOOM of the upwards path. Ok so it isn’t huge but it is rapid, as of maybe a week ago I’d gained a total of 2lbs. Yes yes yes, I know it’s natural and blah blah blah… but here’s the thing; Half of my brain realises that it is entirely normal but the half of my brain that has worked so hard to not be fat is also naturally kind of panicking. It’s ok. I can deal with it. I know at 14 stone I still wasn’t exactly skinny but I was still a good 2 stone smaller (and a whole 4 dress sizes) and I was holding it. yay me. But yes i do understand that I am going to gain some weight but I totally reserve the right to whinge about it ok?

Right, you friends of mine, I love you all. I’m always grateful for the support and stuff but really, I don’t want to hear how “normal” it is. Far as I can see normal is whatever happens next. At my weight apparently the health service aim for a total gain of no more than 15 lbs and any significant weight gain is only expected in the last 10 weeks or so. I really don’t want to hear any of the following phrases again;

” eating for 2″ (ffs, one of us is teeny)

“it’s all baby” No, right now it’s all me.

“it’ll come off eventually” Some of it will but any more will be hard work, I know this, I’ve done this before ok?

“You shouldn’t worry about it” Cheers, cos I didn’t know that…..

Oh yes and the last and by far most infuriating one… “Be Careful” Do you people not know me? Like at all 😛

All they do is make me pay attention to what you’re saying and not my own instincts which are usually pretty good. Take Friday… Thursday night I went to turbo, watched my heart rate, took it easy in a perceived exertion way then I had 2 people whose opinion I trust and that I truly like tell me to be careful. Add the hormones and I spent most of Friday worrying about my little parasite, so much so that I called the midwife. Everything was fine, there’s the heartbeat, here’s the scan. All fine, just as my instincts were telling me. I’m glad I did though, they’ve directed me to the physio drop in for the aches in the bump and the joint pain. Anyway, I love you all and I really do appreciate the support and I also know you do it out of genuine concern but bear in mind I’m a hormonal nutjob right now ok?

Oh, on the subject of taking it easy this month so far I’ve ridden a grand total of just 15 miles, what do you think about that?

I love spam.

November 13, 2010

whee, I was browsing through my spam catcher, it’s always funny. Todays winner? Apparently I can buy FDA approved penis pills.

What do you suppose they do?

Peanut Butter Turbo Time

November 9, 2010

No, I have no idea why I wrote that but it’s making me giggle. It’s winter and oddly for me I really don’t fancy going out in it. Yup Simon was right, I’ve become a ponce. Luckily for me one of the Rays holds a club turbo night once a week and he’s starting this week. So now I’m officially one of those fat lazy car owners I’m going to load my turbo and a bike into my car and turn up. I’ve never been a fan of the turbo cos I just can’t take the tedium so I very rarely bother but I dont want to see the last years work go to waste. Anyway fool that I am I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be an education if nothing else eh?

I Rode a Bike Today

November 7, 2010

Yes, it’s definately becoming an event. The days when I don’t ride certainly outnumber those when I do now which is a shame because once I’m out I enjoy it. I didn’t get far, And had ridden down to meet me and 10 miles in put a hole in his new tyre so he went home and I went to collect my finally (possibly) fixed car. Fifteen miles but I enjoyed them.

Oh yeah. The diabetic clinic? That was interesting. I met the same diabetic nurse who cared for me last time and in light of my “massive weight loss” (her words, seriously) and the very low weight gain (about 2lbs so far) she’s optimistic. They’ve booked me in for 1 extra scan at 28 weeks, given me a monitor and instructions to test myself a couple of times a week if alls fine and to phone them if it starts to rise, that’s it! That’s great. They even scheduled my scan in the middle of my anti-d injection so I don’t have to go twice. I’m well pleased with that. No diabetes yet for this fat lass. Still, I’ll keep you posted on that eh?

Well, it’s half way over, I’m half way to being able to drink nice wine and stuff, half way to starting to ride my bike like a loon again, I really am looking forward to it but really really I’m growing bigger by the day so I’ve decided to take every mile as a very slow gift from here on in. On the good news front I’m still on the winter bike so there’s still the tourer to move onto.

Anyone fancy a midweek ride?

In October

November 2, 2010

This month I rode 200 miles. For me that’s not a lot but I feel good about it. It’s only when I talk to uncyclists that I realise that that’s still considered a long way. This Saturday I’m not riding with my club as I have to go watch some people get married. I am contemplating getting up ridiculously early and riding with the Junior Cyclist through to Ponteland to meet the club for a cuppa and then back home. That would be the longest ride the boy has done on his pedals, it’s about 36. I would be looking forward to it weather permitting. Anyone fancy a midweek ride, day or night?